Cricklade is a beautiful town on the edge of the Cotswolds in Wiltshire.
Cricklade was originally settled before the Roman occupation of Britain, and the town is a well preserved Saxon new town.
The North Meadow has roughly 90% of the UK's snake's head fritillary flowers. Inhabitants of the Hundred and Borough of Cricklade have rights to graze cattle and horses on the North Meadow, with is overseen by a manorial court established in the 14th century.
Cricklade is also the first town that the River Thames passes through on its journey from source to sea.
- 1 North Meadow. is an excellent spot, the best in the country, for seeing the rare snakeshead fritillary flower
- 2 St Sampson's Church. Church with a nave built in the 13th century and a 15th century tower. There was a church on this site in 973 and it is recorded in the Domesday Book.
- River Thames - Cricklade is the first town that the River Thames passes through after it rises a few miles upstream. It's quite a lot smaller here than in London!
There are many good pubs in Cricklade. There are also several Indian restaurants, a Turkish kebab shop, a Chinese, a Thai.
- 1 White Hart, High St, SN6 6AA, ☏ .
- Red Lion, 74 High St, SN6 6DD, ☏ .
- 2 Stacey's, 42 High St, SN6 6BX, ☏ . M-Sa: 6AM-11PM, Su: 7AM-10:30PM. A typical British 'greasy spoon' café.
|Routes through Cricklade|
|Cirencester ←||N S||→ Swindon|